Off Road Buggy (Go-Cart) Project

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Introduction: Off Road Buggy (Go-Cart) Project

About: Only wish I'd discovered Instructables years ago.
This was a project my son and I started when he was five. We spent almost every Saturday and many evenings working together, and it still took almost 12 months to complete.

The buggy was built to specifications provided by Edge Products, based on an older model Trax II build.
Our goal was to build something a child or adult could ride safely, but was tough, powerful and fast enough to be heaps of fun.

We wanted to fabricate as many parts as possible ourselves, but be able purchase those that proved beyond us.The plans from Edge Products are comprehensive and provided details on the fabrication and assembly of every part required to build the machine, with the exception the engine, clutch, steering wheel, disk brakes and calliper, seat and wheel rims; this still leaves a long list of parts to be made.

The Trax relies solely on its ATV's to smooth out the bumps, and let me tell you, smooth ain't the word for it. That said, doing 60kph, you could slam on the anchors, spin the steering wheel and turn her about-face without going on two wheels; very stable and heaps of fun in the mud puddles.

Anyone wanting to build a go cart or off-road buggy might find some pointers from this article: Build a Go-Kart or Off-road Buggy

Tools and Equipment Required
  • Welder
  • Cut off Saw
  • Drill Press (various sized twist drills and hole saws)
  • One Metre rule
  • Protractor bevel
  • Tape measure
  • Spanners
  • Pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hand drill
  • Angle grinder
  • Hand files
  • Bench with Bench vice (not essential but very handy)
  • Lathe
I didn't have a lathe, so parts like bushes, rear wheel hubs, drive hubs and keyways I either bought or got a local machine shop to fabricate.

Enjoy the photos and if you have any questions, I'm happy to answer as best I can.

1 Person Made This Project!

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82 Comments

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parrster
parrster

Reply 1 year ago

Hi Zach. Thanks for the appreciation. Plans are copywrited and can be purchased from https://theedgeproducts.com/. All the best.

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Loggie
Loggie

Question 1 year ago

Hey there, may I please ask for the full plans to make the buggy please, you can send it to rudinovoil@gmail.com please, thank you very much

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02leroyj
02leroyj

Question 1 year ago

hey nice cart
but can you please send me the plans
vandajohnson@outlook.com
I want to make it for a school project
thanks

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leroyjohnson
leroyjohnson

Answer 1 year ago

hello
can you please send though the plans for the go kart i relay won't to make it.
send them to this address.
vandajohnson@outlook.com

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steve o
steve o

3 years ago

Looks like a honda odyssey very nice work

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34110
34110

3 years ago

Can you send me blueprints please @ 34110@ecsdnv.net

Thank you

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Thomas1009
Thomas1009

3 years ago

I want to make the same buggy. Can you send me a copy of the blueprints to thomasjager1009@gmail.com
Thanks

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rick87
rick87

3 years ago

Hi, could you please send me the blue prints to ricgc10 at gmail dot com. THank you

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Gavyn Tieszen
Gavyn Tieszen

4 years ago

my email is Gt3075@k12.sd.us pleases send me the measerments and the blue prints as kuickly as posible

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Gavyn Tieszen
Gavyn Tieszen

4 years ago

can you please send me the measerments and the blue prints i really need it for a school project

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Oh Hey There
Oh Hey There

4 years ago

can you please send me designs/ blue prints to noahcrivello13@gmail.com Please.

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DarcyS8
DarcyS8

4 years ago

Could you please send the blue prints to darcysharp03@gmail.com please? would be much appreciated :)

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BrandonW135
BrandonW135

4 years ago

Can you please send me the blue prints at bwasielewski899@gmail.com

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MatejK31
MatejK31

4 years ago

Hey could you send me the blue prints to matej.kuzmanovic6@gmail.com

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tsbtsb14
tsbtsb14

4 years ago

where can i buy this instructions in south africa